Currently, People live in Japan of their opinion about COVID-19 have been divided into two opinions. Because infected people have been increasing again in Japan, especially in Tokyo. The majority of people want that a state of emergency will be declared from the government again. On the other hand, People who live in a countryside don't desire it. Because the majority of prefectures haven't been getting any infected people among a couple of months. Also, some people have doubtful regarding government measures against COVID-19.
As a death rate graph of COVID-19 indicated, there is a big death rate difference between Asia and other countries.The number of deaths per 1 million people is 8, which is small compared to other countries. Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and so on are same. regarding this case some people say that a state of emergency didn't need to announce at that time Japan. I don't know wheather it is correct or not. However, we have a lot of data about COVID-19 unlike early this year. Nevertheless, Media in japan have been announcing only number of infected people as a breaking news.
Now, Media only want ratings for their tv progrum. Their news doesn't refrect acurate news regarding COVID-19. A person who feels more anxious than necessary will increase if media still continue such a uncorrect broadcast. A professor of virus at Kyoto University said that "since the coronavirus is being broadcast excessively by the media, so we are taking measures beyond necessity."
It’s obvious that a lot of Japanese use SNS nowadays, but tv program and newspaper still have a big power how to decide their opinion. Unless the mass media reports accurately, their existance are only evil. So I don't watch TV at all.